Una noche (One Night) Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2013
A compelling portrait of a population decrement via the Florida Straits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 12, 2013
Mulloy's camera is fully alive to the geographical possibilities of her location, hustling after the hustlers, pausing for a shot of a caged bird or a nightclub singer. It's quite a stew.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 5, 2013
[Mulloy] brings a documentarian's objective eye to "Una Noche," yet the actors - non-professionals - convey exactly the emotions she is looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 5, 2013
Writer-director Lucy Mulloy displays much promise in her first feature, a gritty teen drama shot in Havana with a nonprofessional cast.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 23, 2013
Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 23, 2013
Graced with an appealing soundtrack and actors who put fierce heart into every gesture, the movie never achieves the emotional impact desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 22, 2013
Una Noche" surges with vitality so palpable that, for its duration, you feel as if you were living in the skins of characters often photographed in such extreme close-up that they seem to be breathing in your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
The energy, thrum and heartache of modern Havana keep this teen drama afloat when it just as easily could have drifted into cliché waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nick Schager
AV Club
August 22, 2013
A film that spends scant time fleshing out any various elements ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
August 21, 2013
Everything feels fake except the Centro Habana barrios themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
This urban slice-of-life becomes a tale of arguing kids, each touchingly preoccupied with his or her own sexual identity, all at odds with the elements themselves.